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Lindsey McDermott

Groves Literacy Partnerships Literacy Coach

Gustavus Adolphus College in Psychology and French
Elementary Teaching Certification from the University of Pennsylvania
Master's as a Reading Specialist with a focus on English as a Second Language from Saint Joseph's University

Education & Experience:

Lindsey has been in elementary education for 15 years. Her passion and work experience mainly revolves around closing the literacy achievement gap and serving low-income communities and children of color. Lindsey has seen how students thrive with quality instruction throughout her career. Lindsey began her educational career through Teach for America in Philadelphia and continued to work as an elementary school teacher, then a reading specialist, and now a coach in Philadelphia, Trenton, and the Twin Cities.


Lindsey has a daughter and two dogs, which consume almost all of her free time! Lindsey is also an avid reader, Jeopardy fanatic, food snob, Barre devotee, runner, and traveler. Lindsey has been to 11 countries, 44 states, and 17 national parks, and has seen 298 of the 1,000 Places to See in the USA or Canada.

Lindsey McDermott Groves Literacy Partnerships Literacy Coach